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:pointr: we accept only TUTORIALS - no artwork, no brushes, no styles
:pointr: they have to be written in ENGLISH
:pointr: they have to deal with ADOBE PHOTOSHOP (not Elements!) or if they are exceptionally good then we'll also accept more general ones dealing with light, colour, composition etc
:pointr: there have to be EXPLANATIONS within your tutorial (i.e. no step-by-step images only)
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:pointr: the tutorial has to be WELL WRITTEN and the content somewhat ORIGINAL

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:pointr: Everyone can become a MEMBER, it's on auto-accept.
:pointr: Members can submit TWO deviations per MONTH, to avoid flooding - these submissions will not be automatically accepted, but reviewed.
:pointr: If your deviation was rejected and you'd like to ask why, please do so on the correspondence item. You'll only get an explanation when you ask.
:pointr: You can also apply for a CONTRIBUTOR position, but for that to be accepted you need to be good in PS and willing to help out with blogs, chat events or the like - preferrably you have an idea of your own that you'd like to see through here in the group. If you just want to upload to the gallery, please apply as member. Again, if you're rejected and you'd like a reason, please ask or you won't get one.

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Tutorial Treasury 05

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 3, 2013, 2:14 AM

In the Tutorial Treasury, you will find tutorials geared towards Photomanipulators and some that will deal with a broader subjects, such as lighting, colour etc. The tutorials will be from dA as well as from all over the web and in each episode, there will be 3 to 6 tutorials for your reading pleasure (any more than that I guess no one will have time to read anyway). If you find any good ones, shoot me a note so I can include them in the next installment!

The Tutorials

Image063-250x250 by kuschelirmel

"Learn how to create this cinematic scene in quick and easy steps! This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to blend images to create an apocalyptic scene and add flying meteors with premade Photoshop brushes. You’ll also learn several different ways to add lighting effects and create a strong atmosphere. ~ written by  Jarka Hrnčárková ~"

:bulletpurple: Read more here

Photomanip Tut by kuschelirmel

"tamaraR shows you how she created her deviation Wild - please respect her wishes not to copy her work, but to use the techniques taught in your own way."

:bulletpurple: Read more here

Water Creatures by kuschelirmel

"A bug made out of water - or a violin - or whatever your heart desires! This tutorial by B-O-K-E shows you how to do it."

:bulletpurple: Read more here

Watercolor31final1-250x250 by kuschelirmel

"Create this spring-inspired abstract photo manipulation by Jenny Le! This tutorial will show you how to combine stock photos and splatter brushes together, apply textures, and more."

:bulletpurple: Read more here

Broken Glass Tutorial By Abbeymarie-d5rbl88 by kuschelirmel

"Feels just like I'm walking on broken glass... If you want to have some flying shards of broken glass in your manip, this tutorial by AbbeyMarie is just the thing for you!"

:bulletpurple: Read more here

Making Ghosts  Tutorial  By Zummerfish-d5j6nec by kuschelirmel

"With Halloween right around the corner, here's a little extra for you: zummerfish shows you how to create a ghost for your spooky manip!"

:bulletpurple: Read more here

Articles and Links
Photomanipulation for Beginners

an article about what photomanipulation is and what you need to try it - and on the ever so important issue of "where do I get pictures to play with?"

--> read article <--


Of Copyright & Premades
is an article that strives to explain what copyright means, who it protects and that simply putting work into something will not make using something without permission okay.

Know your Basics - article series:

A series of articles that try to explain some basics in art that you may or may not have heard of before but didn't know what to do with them. All of them are written especially for photo- manipulators, but the principles should hold true in any genre.

--> Know your basics - Colour Theory <--
--> Know your basics - Composition <--
--> Know your basics - Perspective <--
--> Know your basics - Textures <--

Tutorial Treasury

--> 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 <--

Journal Stock Credits: Kaotiksymphony-Stock and MouritsaDA-Stock.
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lauracthatsme333 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Hello everyone!  I am a student at Full Sail University in my first year pursuing my Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design.  Currently I only have experience in Paint Shop Pro, am in my third month of classes and will not receive my MacBook Pro or PhotoShop software until early June.  However, I am working on completing an assignment for this week and must create a networking plan, so I was hoping to begin connecting with other artist's to draw inspiration and experience.  Look forward to becoming a contributing member to deviant art. 
Adibkarim 2 days ago  New member
Fantastic website. Lots of helpful information here.
I’m sending it to some buddies ans also sharing in delicious. And certainly, thank you for your sweat!
TheNerd-ette Apr 8, 2014  New member
Damn I made a tutorial on gradient maps effects and I read the submission rules and then I saw that you can't use photoshop elements :(
YuumeKoi Mar 30, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
HI, I am a big fan of you guys and I was wondering if you could do a tutorial on how to do this effect I meant like the rectangular-technological thingy, I think it looks really cool but I don't know how to do it and I think many people would love to do this too, is an awesome effect.
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